Urinetown: The Musical Auditions on May 9 and May 10
The Academy of The Company Theatre Conservatory announces auditions for teen actors ages 13 through 20 for their upcoming summer production of Urinetown:The Musical, on Monday, May 9 3:30-6:00 pm and Tuesday, May 10 5:00-7:00pm, at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. If needed, callbacks will be Wednesday, May 11th at 3:30 PM. The production is directed by Steve Dooner with musical direction by Melissa Carubia. Urinetown:The Musical is a special production of Academy of The Company Theatre’s Summer Workshop.
Winner of three Tony Awards, 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards and 2 Obie Awards, Urinetown is a side-splitting musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, and musical theatre itself!
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government enforced ban on private toilets. Citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Audition candidates should be strong singers and dancers, and arrive prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars from the show or from a show in a similar style, and be comfortably dressed for movement. Acapella singing is not accepted and an accompanist will be provided. A score will be available, sides for readings will be provided. A headshot and resume is helpful but not required. A $10 non-refundable audition fee is due upon arrival. A completed audition form must accompany audition candidates, available online.
Tuition for Urinetown: The Musical classes and production is $600 per student, some financial assistance is available. Attendance at auditions does not ensure casting, tuition is due after casting is announced. Students may combine tuition to this program with Summer Workshop Classes, held on the same daily schedule from 9:30 am to 12 noon, for a discounted rate.
Rehearsals are held during A.C.T Summer Workshop (June 27th-July 16th) from 12:45 to 4:15 pm. Additional rehearsal commitment includes mandatory attendance during tech week. Additional rehearsals may be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons after casting before the workshop begins, if needed.
Urinetown is presented on July 14-16, 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at www.companytheatre.com.
A corrupt policeman and the tongue-in-cheek narrator of our story. Bold and brash. An authoritative voice, with rich low notes but a firm G4
Male, Vocal Range: A2 – G4
The tough, jaded warden of the poorest, filthiest town urinal. Need to be clear and potentially shrill up to a G5.
Female, Vocal Range: A3 – G5 (C6 optional)
The rebellious everyman who works for Miss Pennywise at the poorest, filthiest town urinal. He becomes an unsuspecting protagonist and romantic hero when he starts a revolution. A clear high tenor; a nimble falsetto is a plus
Male, Vocal Range: Bb2 – Ab4 (B4 optional)
A precocious and irreverent street urchin. She serves as a quasi-narrator who often questions Lockstock and the play’s logic. Has a child’s voice – because she is a child.
Female, Vocal Range: A3-D5
An innocent, romantic optimist who becomes vengeful and determined after being exposed to her father’s evil. Soprano. Needs a lovely Eb5
Female, Vocal Range: A3 – Ab5
Little Becky Two-shoes
One of the city’s Poor. Relatively rebellious and impulsive.
Female, Vocal Range: D4 – F5
One of the city’s Poor. Relatively kind and anxious.
Female, Vocal Range: B4 – Bb3
One of the city’s Poor. Relatively immature and confused.
Male, Vocal Range: A3 – D3
Joseph “Old Man” Strong
Bobby’s rebellious father. His refusal to follow abusive laws ultimately launches the revolution.
Male, Vocal Range: Adjustable
Lockstock’s patrol partner. A thuggish and aggressive policeman.
Male, Vocal Range: Bb2 – Eb4
A greedy politician in Cladwell’s pocket. A bumbling coward.
Male, Vocal Range: F4 – C#3
Caldwell B. Cladwell
The president and owner of the Urine Good Company. A tyrant who both gleefully exploits the poor and genuinely believes he is helping the city. Baritone, needs crisp diction.
Male, Vocal Range: A2 – F4
Cladwell’s sycophantic lackey. A servile assistant.
Male, Vocal Range: A4 – B2
Head of Research and Development at Cladwell’s company UCG.
Male, Vocal Range: A3 – E3
Cladwell’s greedy secretary at UCG.
Female, Vocal Range: Soprano (Up to G5)
Josephine “Ma” Strong
A strong-willed woman with fight, and a better ability than most to deal with the hard hand life has dealt her.
Female, Vocal Range: Bb3 – D5
Hot Blades Harry
One of the city’s Poor. Relatively violent and unpredictable.
Male, Vocal Range: D3 – F4
Robby the Stockfish
One of the city’s Poor. Relatively curious and eager.
Male, Vocal Range: Adjustable
A staff member at UCG and beat cop under Lockstock.
Any gender, Vocal Range: Alto (Up to D5), or G2 – C#4
For more information about auditions, please call the A.C.T. Office at (339) 469-1776 or email ACT@companytheatre.com. For more information about A.C.T. or The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Company Theatre requires all performers over the age of 5 are required to be vaccinated in order to participate in our productions.